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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Enduro / Dirt / Scramblers => Topic started by: Sonreir on May 08, 2018, 12:24:14

Title: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 08, 2018, 12:24:14
A friend of mine was selling this running (but not titled) CB350 for $500 and I decided to grab it. I needed a demo bike for our upcoming three phase stator kit and the price was right.

It's currently running from a capacitor with the original regulator and rectifier and zero lighting.

The plans are to get the paperwork in order, install all the necessary controls and lights so that I can get it back to street legal state, and then swap out the stator for one of our kits.

Also in the works is solving the identity crisis. The bike currently has the front end from an XL250, but the back end is stock. I have some Konis and an SL swinger on the way from XB. New tires will probably be on the menu as well.

I'm hoping this thing will be offroad capable so that I can finally learn to ride off the street, but I will eventually be selling it, so I'm hoping to not pour too much $$$ into it...
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 08, 2018, 12:33:29
I got an afternoon of work in, yesterday.

The tank has been filled with Metal Rescue for two days and that's loosened a ton of crap. I've rinsed the tank out with some old bad gas I've had laying around and it took about five tried before chunks stopped clogging the petcock. I did another few times after that just to be sure.

Got some Uni filters onto the carbs and the bike fired up on the 4th kick or so.

Up next is the electrical work. I'm waiting on an electrics tray from Cognito Moto before I tear too far into it. I may give the bike a precursory cleaning while I wait..
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 08, 2018, 12:40:11
I'm in
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: trek97 on May 08, 2018, 12:49:51
Cool fun,  BTW when am I gonna get my stator?

And I tumble the tank w chain in clothes dryer to loosen and dump out most crap before Evaporust goes in.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 08, 2018, 12:51:48
Cool fun,  BTW when am I gonna get my stator?

I just got an email from the manufacturer, yesterday. They're in the process of moving their production facilities and things have been delayed (again, for the third time). The latest response I have is, "Thank you for waiting, we will try to delivery before the end of May."
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: trek97 on May 08, 2018, 12:54:29
Nice thanks.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: MiniatureNinja on May 08, 2018, 14:08:13
oh yea! bookmarked! love to see where this is going
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: irk miller on May 08, 2018, 14:26:10
I'm in.

Get some S100 from Amazon to wash and rinse.  That stuff will blow your mind how good it will clean.  Has acidic qualities, so do a through rinsing on aluminum.  It's on the pricier side, which made me skeptical, but I have become a huge fan.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 08, 2018, 14:27:40
Looks like it even comes in aerosol?

https://www.amazon.com/S100-12600A-Total-Cleaner-Aerosol/dp/B0036GNVNI
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Maritime on May 08, 2018, 14:36:50
I'm in, and that cleaner looks good too. Might grab some for the CX to make it cleaner to sell better LOL. Matt got the lights on Sat but haven't done anything but unbox them and stare at them, nice looking kit, can't wait to mount them and try them out. Put the stickers on the tool box too. thanks again.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: irk miller on May 08, 2018, 15:20:35
Ah, cool.  I've never tried the aerosol.  I've been using the gallon concentrate.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 08, 2018, 15:26:39
I just ordered a can, so I'll let you know how it goes.

Probably not as cost efficient as the gallon concentrate, but I'm hoping the ease of use might make up for it.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: cxman on May 08, 2018, 18:33:47
that stuff is the bomb
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: WhyNot on May 09, 2018, 14:02:00
That S100 is available at your local Harley shops, that's where I get mine.

I get a spray bottle with a little sponge in the box, I think around 14 or 15 bux.

What size wheel is that on the front?

Like to watch and see where you go with the bike.

May end up upgrading some of my electronics on one of mine soon.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 09, 2018, 14:14:10
What size wheel is that on the front?

Not quite sure... Whatever is on the XL250, I suspect. 19"?
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Pete12 on May 09, 2018, 14:19:06
21" standard.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: irk miller on May 09, 2018, 15:15:40
Yep, 21" except for the 3 years or so when they went with the weirdo 23" front wheel.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 10, 2018, 12:26:47
Out with the old...

Removed all of the old electrics except the coils and condensors. Then I got a Cognito Moto tray into place.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: advCo on May 10, 2018, 12:42:33
This thing is confused. I like it.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 10, 2018, 12:44:49
This thing is confused. I like it.

Hopefully that will change, but I'm kinda confused myself, so may it won't.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 14, 2018, 11:30:26
The S100 arrived on Saturday, so I hosed the bike down and then rinsed it off. Not the best cleaning job ever, but for next to zero effort, it was pretty damn good.

I also got a cheapo headlight shell from eBay (with integrated turn signals) and then put one of our LED bulbs into it ($45 from our website). New universal controls are mocked up as well (also from our website for $65).

The headlight bucket required a little modification, but nothing a hole saw and a drill press couldn't fix.

New grips are already on the way and I have a battery arriving soon as well.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Maritime on May 14, 2018, 11:36:14
Hows the light from the bucket with the LED? I have the same shitty bucket, the bulb that came in it lasted less than 5 hours. I put a regular spare in it but it still kinda sucks. If the LED is good I'll probably grab one from you. Still haven't had a chance to get the accessory lights I bought from you mounted yet, but hope to tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 14, 2018, 11:38:26
Hows the light from the bucket with the LED? I have the same shitty bucket, the bulb that came in it lasted less than 5 hours. I put a regular spare in it but it still kinda sucks. If the LED is good I'll probably grab one from you. Still haven't had a chance to get the accessory lights I bought from you mounted yet, but hope to tonight or tomorrow.

It's better than the halogen, but I know the bulbs can do even better with a decent reflector. On my Duc, this bulb will throw usable light for 150 yards. On this shell, maybe 80 or 90?
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Maritime on May 14, 2018, 11:42:17
I should upgrade both then. I have a bucket and lens/reflector from the GL1100 but the trim ring to hold them together is missing. That might be the better idea.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 15, 2018, 13:35:00
The grips and battery arrived.

The ETZ5G barely fits, so I'll have to make sure I have some insulation in place.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Maritime on May 15, 2018, 13:38:31
nice grips
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: irk miller on May 15, 2018, 13:57:48
Looks to me like the EarthX actually doesn't fit.  Your terminals don't have the screws or connectors in the pic.  Plus, if you want to run a plug for the tender, you'll need even more gap.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 15, 2018, 14:03:10
Yup. I'll have to make a few modifications.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: SONIC. on May 15, 2018, 14:49:02
I'm assuming it won't just turn sideways?
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 15, 2018, 14:50:31
Unfortunately, no. I probably should have gone with the deeper tray and then it would probably be OK to stand upright. I have some ideas, though.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 16, 2018, 11:16:51
Sometimes you gotta think outside the box.

Integrated tail light is also mounted up. I ended up using some zip ties around the edges and then went over it with one of our upcoming products: Self-vulcanizing silicone tape. The tape contains no adhesive, but chemically bonds to itself. Within a few minutes of contact, the tape forms an solid chunk of silicone that is entirely water proof and heat safe up to 350F.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: MiniatureNinja on May 16, 2018, 14:58:56
Unfortunately, no. I probably should have gone with the deeper tray and then it would probably be OK to stand upright. I have some ideas, though.
90* so the terminals are facing the front of the bike? Almost looks square like it should fit. I almost bought this tray it's very good price and build quality.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 16, 2018, 15:00:08
90* so the terminals are facing the front of the bike? Almost looks square like it should fit. I almost bought this tray it's very good price and build quality.

First thing I tried. :(

The battery is a bit wider than it is tall.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 21, 2018, 11:37:51
Mounted up a new universal front fender from Acerbis, finished up the wiring, added some stickers, and used more of our self-vulcanizing tape to wrap the kicker.

Still need to sort out some gauges, a rear fender, and some tires. Also waiting on the Koni's and SL swinger to arrive.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Sonreir on May 22, 2018, 11:59:36
Just a few more pics for now. GPS speedo arrived yesterday and I need to make a bracket. Still waiting on the tach to get here.
Title: Re: CB350 Demo Bike
Post by: Maritime on May 22, 2018, 16:43:17
That tape is great to wrap cracked intake boots with. Seals them right up and lasts for years.